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    ok so you have tried what I suggested and it works - that means that the X server can run. Now press ctrl-alt-backspace, which will take you to the command line. Copy the working xorg.conf.new to /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Then just type startx and you shoud have 3-4 windows pop up, with a clock in the corner and a mouse. Thats X's own window manager!

    Edit - as far as I know, the vesa driver that comes with X11 is for ati cards, not nvidia. I have both cards, and I use 'nv' driver for my nvidia. Could that also be the problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tvilkov View Post
    ok so you have tried what I suggested and it works - that means that the X server can run. Now press ctrl-alt-backspace, which will take you to the command line. Copy the working xorg.conf.new to /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Then just type startx and you shoud have 3-4 windows pop up, with a clock in the corner and a mouse. Thats X's own window manager!

    Edit - as far as I know, the vesa driver that comes with X11 is for ati cards, not nvidia. I have both cards, and I use 'nv' driver for my nvidia. Could that also be the problem?
    The "vesa" driver works for nvidia also. It is the driver I have to use if I don't have/want/need the proprietary nvidia driver for my 8800GT. The "nv" driver does not work on the 8800GT.

    I do use the nvidia driver though. I have used the vesa driver to troubleshoot before.

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    I used what MikeTbob seed. ok ,i start x and i have have 3 windows pop up, with a clock in the corner and a mouse.What next? i have installed mozila and i started from console and it's works.And thanks guys you are great.i got it how to install x.But what to do to make it look like a desktop.please help

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    Quote Originally Posted by sosoy77 View Post
    I used what MikeTbob seed. ok ,i start x and i have have 3 windows pop up, with a clock in the corner and a mouse.What next? i have installed mozila and i started from console and it's works.And thanks guys you are great.i got it how to install x.But what to do to make it look like a desktop.please help
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    thanks guys

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    gruven - I didn't know that! I'll keep that in mind if anything goes wrong.
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